Changes in Exposures due to COVID-19 Responses
The COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, while a series of response measures are in place to delay the spread of this new coronavirus. Governmental lockdowns coupled with physical distancing during the pandemic have likely led to a series of changes in environmental, individual and urban exposures. Such exposures may belong to any of the groups of environmental, lifestyle, behaviors / habits or infrastructure components, etc. The urban environment may be of particular interest, as population/building density and size in a city often affect disease spread and control measures in urban areas. The interplay between such exposure changes and COVID-19 disease spread and control dynamics is important to consider.
Dr. Konstantinos C. Makris
Cyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus